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Ergobaby Original Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 1,700 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Original - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

85% of the reviewers give the Ergobaby Original a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (70%)
Good (15%)
Average (6%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (4%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Ergobaby Original:

Reviewers like these things about the Ergobaby Original

  • Reviewers found out that the Ergobaby Original bag provides maximum comfort for the baby.
  • They explained that its wide, deep seat ensures a natural seating position for the babies.
  • Users mentioned that the bag also provides them with maximum comfort.
  • They indicated that its padded waist belt and shoulder straps distribute the weight of the baby evenly between the hips and the shoulders.
  • Other users said that its lumbar support waist belt has double adjusters that enable easy tightening.
  • Testers mentioned that the bag is durable and long-lasting.
  • They further indicated that the bag could be adjusted easily to fit different users from small to large body types.
  • Users pointed out that it has a large zippered storage pocket where essentials are conveniently stored.
  • Other users said that the babies are provided with protection from the sun.
  • Many reviewers indicated that it is machine washable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that it is awkward to get it on.
  • Another reviewer mentioned that it is not that versatile.


Crowdsourced specs across all Ergobaby Original models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength9-58 in (23-147 cm)
Width7-22 in (18-56 cm)
Height7-10 in (18-25 cm)


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The Ergobaby Original ranks #1 compared with the other Ergobaby bags.

1Ergobaby Original
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2Ergobaby Performance
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The Ergobaby Original ranks #1367 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Ergobaby Original vs the Ergobaby Performance.

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Ergobaby Original vs Ergobaby Performance

Ergobaby Original
Ergobaby Original

Based on 1,700 reviews
Weight: 1.5 oz

  • The Original is rated somewhat better than the Performance.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,871 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

These packs are designed to make babywearing safe and comfortable. They are like an all-in-one baby carrier which you can carry on the front, back and the hip position. These two have as many similarities as differences.

Concerning shape and size, the Ergobaby Performance has contoured shoulder straps, and for slimmer fitting, it features a curved waistband. The Performance is also lighter than the Original.

Both have attached hoods, but the Performance hood has a zip-close pocket, but the original hood has no zipper. They both have shoulder straps, but the Original is more comfortable than the Performance.

Bag ID 32332. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019